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Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

An archaeologist finds a long-lost crown believed to protect the country from invasion. MR James's classic ghost story.

Porridge

Series 2

Episode 6: The Harder They Fall

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 3 months

Classic prison-set sitcom. Godber takes up boxing and enters the prison championships, but someone wants him to come a cropper.

Contributors

Norman Stanley Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Lennie Godber:
Richard Beckinsale
Mr Mackay:
Fulton Mackay
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Harry Grout:
Peter Vaughan
Jackdaw:
Cyril Shaps
PT Instructor:
Roy Sampson
Billy Moffatt:
Willy Bowman
Crusher:
John Dair
Distributor:
BBC Worldwide

Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama. A young author is given creative writing lessons by an older German writer and the two begin an affair which will cause both of their lives to change. Show more

Porridge

Christmas Special: No Way Out

Duration: 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 3 months

Christmas special of the classic sitcom from 1975. The festive season falls upon HMP Slade and finds the inmates planning a jailbreak. Show more

Contributors

Norman Stanley Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Harry Grout:
Peter Vaughan
Warren:
Sam Kelly
Prison Doctor:
Graham Crowden

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Prequel to the historical epic Zulu, showing the build-up to the British invasion of Zululand and the massacre of 1,500 British soldiers. Starring Burt Lancaster and Peter O'Toole. Show more

Contributors

Lt. Vereker:
Simon Ward
Lt Col Pulleine:
Denholm Elliott
Sgt Maj Williams:
Bob Hoskins
Norris Newman:
Ronald Lacey
QSM Bloomfield:
Peter Vaughan
Cetshwayo:
Simon Sabela
Producer:
Nate Kohn
Col. Durnford:
Burt Lancaster

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Biopic documenting Peter Sellers' turbulent rise from popular BBC radio performer to one of the world's most gifted comedic actors. Geoffrey Rush and Charlize Theron star. Show more

Contributors

Peter Sellers:
Geoffrey Rush
Britt Ekland:
Charlize Theron
Anne Sellers:
Emily Watson
Blake Edwards:
John Lithgow
Peg Sellers:
Miriam Margolyes
Bill Sellers:
Peter Vaughan
Stanley Kubrick:
Stanley Tucci
Maurice Woodruff:
Stephen Fry
Dennis Selinger:
Henry Goodman
Casting Agent:
Alison Steadman

Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

WWII drama. A Vatican priest opposes an ideologically charged SS general hell-bent on killing more than 300 Roman hostages. Starring Marcello Mastroianni and Richard Burton. Show more

Contributors

Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Kappler:
Richard Burton
General Kurt Mälzer:
Leo McKern
General Albert Kesselring:
Peter Vaughan
Major Domizlaf:
Anthony Steel

Silk

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. Martha is given two cases for the next day and must prepare overnight. Can she save both her clients from prison and get a good reference for her Silk application? Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Cameron Roach
Director:
Michael Offer
Martha Costello:
Maxine Peake
Clive Reader:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Billy Lamb:
Neil Stuke
Nick Slade:
Tom Hughes
Niamh Cranitch:
Natalie Dormer
John Bright:
John Macmillan
Kate Brockman:
Nina Sosanya
Michael Dodd:
Peter Vaughan
Gary Rush:
Paul Hilton
Brian Frogett:
Owen Teale
HHJ Briscoe:
William Chubb
DS Scarrow:
Gerard Horan
HHJ Ladd:
Iain Mitchell
Mercedes Cordoba:
Christianne Oliveira
Crown Court Gaoler:
Greg Donaldson
Jake Milner:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Jimmy Johnson:
Jamie Di Spirito
Peter (Outdoor Clerk):
Nick Hendrix
Clerk of the Court:
Helena Cullinan
Phoebe Richards:
Lorna Gayle

Citizen Smith

Series 1

Episode 1: Crocodile Tears

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Wolfie's long-term girlfriend Shelley misunderstands when he takes buys her some jewellery and thinks that he has proposed. Who ever heard of an engaged Marxist revolutionary? Show more

Porridge

Series 3

Episode 1: A Storm in a Teacup

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 3 months

Sitcom set in Slade Prison. Fletcher inadvertently becomes involved in the murky world of drugs.

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Harry Grout:
Peter Vaughan
Warren:
Sam Kelly
McLaren:
Tony Osoba

Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Fantasy about an orphaned piano virtuoso, born and raised aboard a cruise liner. As news of his talent spreads to the outside world, a famous jazz musician comes to hear him play. Show more

Contributors

Danny Boodman TD Lemon 1900:
Tim Roth
Danny Boodman:
Bill Nunn

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Porridge

Series 1

Episode 5: Ways and Means

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 3 months

Fletcher is desperate to get away from making fishing nets - but how will he persuade the prison authorities to transfer him to the library?

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for over a year

Drama about a widow who goes to stay with her grown up offspring. As she comes to terms with the past, she embarks on a startling new relationship with her daughter's boyfriend. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comedy of manners. An MP's idyllic marriage is threatened by a blackmail plot. Show more

Contributors

Lady Gertrude Chiltern:
Cate Blanchett
Mabel Chiltern:
Minnie Driver
Lord Arthur Goring:
Rupert Everett
Mrs Laura Cheveley:
Julianne Moore
Sir Robert Chiltern:
Jeremy Northam
Earl of Caversham:
John Wood
Lady Markby:
Lindsay Duncan
Baron Arnheim:
Jeroen Krabbe
Tommy Trafford:
Ben Pullen
Vicomte de Nanjac:
Nickolas Grace
Miss Danvers:
Anna Patrick
Miss Prism:
Janet Henfrey
Brackpool:
Douglas Bradley
Young Mother:
Susannah Wise
Sir Hugo Danforth:
Oliver Ford Davies
Producer:
Bruce Davey
Director:
Oliver Parker

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Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Orwellian fantasy. Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information. Frequent daydreams transport him from drab reality, until the worst occurs. Show more

Contributors

Sam Lowry:
Jonathan Pryce
Harry Tuttle:
Robert De Niro
Mrs Ida Lowry:
Katherine Helmond
Mr Kurtzmann:
Ian Holm
Jack Lint:
Michael Palin
Mr Warrenn:
Ian Richardson
Mr Helpmann:
Peter Vaughan
Jill Layton:
Kim Greist
Director:
Terry Gilliam
Dr Jaffe:
Jim Broadbent
Mrs Terrain:
Barbara Hicks
Technician:
Ray Cooper
Girl Buttle:
Prudence Oliver
Arrest Official:
Simon Jones
Charlie:
Nigel Planer
TV Commercial Presenter:
Terence Bayler
MOI Lobby Porter:
Gorden Kaye
Bespectacled Lurker:
Bill Wallis
Old Lady with Dog:
Ann Way
Black Maria Guard:
Don Henderson
Producer:
Arnon Milchan

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Spooky comedy in which a radio star and his fiancee visit his psychiatrist uncle, unaware that he has planned a weekend of terror for them. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 3 months

Screen version of the classic television comedy about habitual prison inmate Norman Stanley Fletcher and his cellmate Lennie Godber. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama documentary about one of the world's most prolific and diverse art forgers, Shaun Greenhalgh, who created fake paintings, antiques and sculptures to dupe the art world. Show more

Contributors

Shaun Greenhalgh:
Jeremy Swift
George Greenhalgh:
Peter Vaughan
Olive Greenhalgh:
Liz Smith
Director:
Norman Hull